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AIDS update 2014 : an annual overview of acquired immune deficiency syndrome

Author: Gerald James Stine
Publisher: New York, New York : McGraw-Hill, 2014. ©2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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AIDS Update 2014 presents a review of research and information on HIV infection, HIV disease, and AIDS. This book places this discussion within a biological, medical, and social framework. Unique to this textbook is the historical presentation of HIV/AIDS in terms of dates, times, and locations, as well as the meaning of those events in scientific, political, and social terms.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gerald James Stine
ISBN: 9780073527680 0073527688
OCLC Number: 879381456
Description: xxix, 546 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: AIDS update 2014 --
Thirty-three years of HIV/AIDS and counting: A humanitarian crisis --
Introduction: Histories of global pandemics: AIDS, its place in history, overview of HIV/AIDS, international AIDS conferences, and means of remembering (the AIDS Quilt, Candlelight Memorial, and World AIDS Day) --
AIDS: Defining the disease and finding its cause --
What causes AIDS: Origin of the AIDS virus --
Biological characteristics of HIV --
Anti-HIV therapy --
The immunology of HIV disease/AIDS --
Opportunistic infections and cancers associated with HIV disease/AIDS --
Epidemiology and transmission of the human immunodeficiency virus --
Preventing the transmission of HIV --
Prevalence of HIV infections, AIDS cases, and deaths among select groups in the United States and in other countries --
Prevalence of HIV infection and AIDS cases among women and children --
Prevalence of HIV infection and AIDS among young adults, ages 13 to 24 --
Testing for human immunodeficiency virus --
AIDS and society: Knowledge, attitudes, and behavior.
Other Titles: Acquired immune deficiency syndrome update 2014
Annual overview of acquired immune deficiency syndrome
Responsibility: Gerald J. Stine.

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